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America
Can Peru become improbable Copa America champions?
15:01 Sunday 7th July 2019

An eventful Copa America has seen the usual disappointment and surprises that come with every tournament. While Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Lionel Messi's Argentina have experienced the former, Peru has been the shock package. Lacking…

America
Has success without Neymar unveiled another dimension for Tite's Brazil?
12:00 Sunday 7th July 2019

Brazil has experienced a rollercoaster ride in earning back their gigantic reputation. When Neymar was ruled out of the Copa America, the whole nation probably experienced a scary jolt. The treacherous journey ahead without their biggest influence…

Premier League
Alexis Sanchez's poor end to the Copa America has cost Manchester United dearly
17:00 Friday 5th July 2019

After making a stunning start to the 2019 Copa America, Manchester United and Chile fans were questioning whether the 'real' Alexis Sanchez was finally 'back'. Well, it's fair to say those hopes were short-lived. La…

Italy
Is Lautaro Martinez Antonio Conte's Inter Michy Batshuayi?
17:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Lionel Messi. Sergio Aguero.Paulo Dybala. Angel di Maria. All were pegged to be Argentina's heroes at the ongoing Copa America. Lautaro Martinez was an afterthought. Say hello to the afterthought. Having netted twice, including one against…

America
Brazil, Argentina renew rivalry in Copa America semi-final
09:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

The 2019 Copa America hasn't quite lived up to expectations. It finds itself sharing the spotlight with the Women's World Cup, AFCON and Concacaf Gold Cup. Normally, a semifinal match between Argentina and Brazil would kick the competition…

Premier League
Are Neymar, Gareth Bale, aces up Ed Woodward's #GlazersOut sleeve?
09:00 Monday 1st July 2019

The #GlazersOut movement continues to rage on social media. Its main points are that the American owners take too much money out of the club and put nothing back. Millions are spent on servicing debt and remunerating a board whose group picture…

America
Japan's Copa America performance justified sending young squad
12:01 Saturday 29th June 2019

When Japan only announced four senior players in their Copa America 2019 squad, many were left baffled. Some mistook it for disrespect in a competition perhaps beyond their grabs. However, Hajime Moriyasu had other plans in place which saw…

International
Alexis Sanchez: A player reborn?
08:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

It is one of the most shocking declines in world football. Alexis Sanchez went from being the star at Arsenal to a flop at Manchester United. It was both quick and painful to watch. Initially, it seemed a management problem was to blame. After…

America
Carlos Queiroz shows what he can do with world-class talent
17:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Carlos Queiroz has travelled extensively during his 30 years in coaching. From being a forgotten Real Madrid manager to Portugal national team boss, Sir Alex Ferguson’s acclaimed assistant and holding jobs on four continents, he’s…

America
Duvan Zapata: Colombia's secret weapon
09:00 Wednesday 26th June 2019

In the last decade and half, no country outside Brazil, Uruguay or Chile has won the Copa America. Before that, Colombia hosted and lifted the trophy in 2001. This year, the Colombians are threatening to repeat their feat from 18 years ago.…

International
Copa America knockout rounds: No continent for old men?
08:01 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Despite more credible showings than the two Conmebol teams eliminated from the Copa America, the guests have gone home and South America can get down to the business of deciding its champion for 2019. Bolivia and Ecuador looked more like rank…

Opinion
Do Copa America woes indicate South American decline?
17:01 Tuesday 25th June 2019

Believe it or not, a South American nation did win the World Cup in this millennium. It just feels like it's been an age since Brazil won their fifth tournament in 2002 to finished the year atop the FIFA world rankings with Argentina second…

Features
Can this Copa America restore James Rodriguez's reptutation?
09:00 Tuesday 25th June 2019

Luka Modric raised his career to an exceptional height with brilliant displays in last year's World Cup. Thanks to the Croatian midfielder's exploits in Russia, he soon defied the odds to become the first player other than…

Transfers
Is playing beside Messi and Ronaldo ruining Paulo Dybala's career?
08:01 Sunday 23rd June 2019

Not many players have had the privilege of lining up in the same team as both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paulo Dybala is among the lucky few. Except in his case, it's proving more a hindrance than a help. The 25-year-old…

Features
Can Messi, Argentina rescue their Copa America?
08:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

If you count the Nations League, five major tournaments take place on four continents this summer. The Women's World Cup, Copa America, Gold Cup and the AFCON are the other four. Each raises questions. Perhaps the most compelling is whether…